Quito study abroad student overlooking the city at night from a circular look out

Quito

Ecuador

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Sit back, relax, and dream about everything that awaits when you study abroad in Quito.

Imagine exploring vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dive into the city’s tradition and varied influences and adventure to the equator in Mitad del Mundo where you can learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people

Whether you’re practicing your Spanish, studying the environment in this biodiverse region, walking through the city’s street, or on a hike, the opportunities for adventure are endless when you study abroad in Quito.

Programs

Quito - Area Studies & Language

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Direct Enrollment - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
5 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Summer - Environmental Studies

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,315
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Quito's Top Five

Stand on the Equator

Travel via bus to the place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet and stand at the middle of the Earth.

Wander Through Historic Old Town

Stroll the streets to get a feel for the city and see the historically charming architecture.

Climb a Volcano

Trek to the top of Volcano Pichincha just outside the city for beautiful views of Quito and its surrounding landscapes.

Try Authentic, Local Cuisine

From grilled plantains to freshly-squeezed juices, your taste buds will thank you.

Explore and Unwind in Itchimbia Park

This hilltop park is home to Quito's cultural center and offers running paths, picnic spots, and more for a relaxing day in the sun.

The Latest from Quito

Apr 19 12:24pm
Quito

Extreme Response: Tackling Service Learning Abroad

by Julianna

Reflecting on my Service Learning experience at Extreme Response - working in an after-school program with the kids of parents who work tirelessly sorting trash and recyclables in Quito's dump.

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Apr 4 9:46am

12 Signs You Studied Abroad in Latin America

by IES Abroad

Our Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador Ambassadors are no strangers to nostalgia. We asked them to share their responses to “You know you studied abroad in Latin America when…”

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Mar 5 8:56am
Quito

Helpful Hints: Unexpected Lessons I've Learned Part 2

by Julianna

Further helpful hints I have learned while studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador

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Mar 5 8:20am
Quito

Helpful Hints: Unexpected Lessons I've Learned Part 1

by Julianna

This is part 1 of 2 blog posts revolving around numerous lessons I've learned while studying abroad in Quito that I have found to be very helpful.

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Feb 18 11:21am
Quito

Ecuadorian Family Life: Finding Beauty in the Differences

by Julianna

The goal of this post on Ecuadorian family life is to help people recognize our ability to grow through experiencing a variety of cultures and reflecting on the similarities and differences between them and our own.

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